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First Nations and Metis Sponsorships

Thank you for your interest in the First Nations and Métis Sponsorships.


The First Nations and Métis Sponsorship Fund is fully allocated

for the 2023-2024 fiscal year.

Intake for funding applications for the 2024-2025 fiscal year opens on April 1, 2024.

The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to advancing reconciliation in partnership with First Nations and Métis organizations and Saskatchewan citizens.

The Ministry of Government Relations’ First Nations and Métis Relations Unit provides sponsorship funding to qualifying First Nations and Métis community organizations or non-profit organizations to assist with public events that promote reconciliation and cultural understanding and benefit Indigenous people.

First Nations and Métis Sponsorships support public events that promote reconciliation and cultural understanding and benefit Indigenous people in one of the following categories:

  • Education;
  • Employment;
  • Professional development;
  • Cultural celebrations; and/or
  • Honouring veterans and Elders.

1. Eligible Recipients

You can apply for this grant if you are an authorized representative(s) of a Saskatchewan-based organization and if your event falls into one of the following categories:

  • Education;
  • Employment;
  • Professional development;
  • Cultural celebrations; and/or
  • Honouring Veterans and Elders.

As well, your group must be either:

  • An Indigenous organization (First Nations and Métis Community organization); or
  • A non-profit group.
    • Non-profits must provide an incorporation number to confirm "active" status with the Information Services Corporation.

2. Conditions of Funding

Typical sponsorship funding examples are $500 for a community event; $1,500 for a cultural celebration, such as a pow wow; and $3,000 for a province-wide conference.

The ministry may publish recipients, events, projects and grant amounts.


3. What You Need to Know Before You Start

  • Read the fact sheet in full to help you prepare your funding application;
  • Upon being approved for funding, recipients must sign a Letter of Offer that details the conditions under which the funding is to be used and agree to reporting requirements;
  • Reporting requirements must be submitted before being considered for future sponsorship or community partnership funding;
  • Ensure your application is accurate, complete, and signed before submitting it.

4. How to Apply

Interested partner groups can discuss their proposals before submitting their application by emailing or calling 306-798-0183.

Things to Consider

  • The Government of Saskatchewan will acknowledge receipt of your application and/or project proposal within 10 business days.
  • Applicants will also need to complete and submit an application and budget.
  • Missing or incomplete information will slow the application processing and may result in its rejection.

First Nations and Métis Sponsorships Application Form


5. For More Information

If you have questions about the Sponsorships or the application process, email or call the First Nations and Métis Relations Unit at 306-798-0183.

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